Recent Blog Posts

Reuben and the Dark takes a different approach on their new album

Catch them at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in October! Reuben and the Dark is quite busy nowadays. They just announced their new album Un ǀ Love, and released a single Faultline. Reuben Bullock, the lead singer, has also been doing some commercial writing for tv and movies. “I’ve done some of it in […]

Alberta Ballet is bringing Bollywood to the stage

Are you ready? Taj Express, a bollywood musical production is coming to Calgary and Edmonton, welcomed by Alberta Ballet, direct from Mumbai. There promises to be live music, colourful costume and high energy. Director Shruti Merchant is excited to bring the production to Alberta. Merchant has worked on films such as Dhoom, Lakshya, Baghban, Kuch […]

Catch The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and their grungy blues at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

I had a baby 6 months ago, so when Shawn Hall of The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and I chatted, we bonded over kids. Hall has two and says that they “keep his feet firmly planted on the ground.” His kids keep him real, they don’t care if he is working on a big […]

Recent Reviews

Birnton Theatricals’ Fully Committed is great intimate theatre

There is a little show by Birnton Theatricals at Lunchbox Theatre called Fully Committed, written by Becky Mode, directed by Chris Stockton and starring Griffin Cork. One young actor, a headset connected to a reservation line that won’t ever stop ringing, and 40 different characters. It’s a bit of a daunting role for Griffin Cork, […]

The Wedding Party is the best wedding you will attend

Alberta Theatre Projects’ production of The Wedding Party by Kristen Thomson is that wild wedding that you always wanted to attend, as long as it wasn’t YOU in the middle of the family bickering. It has it all – the narcissist father of the bride who is paying for the whole affair, the mother of […]

Theatre Calgary’s ‘Noises Off’ is a chaotic farce

Theatre Calgary’s production of Noises Off by Michael Frayn, kicks off their season, with a very involved farce about a farce. You’ll need a stiff drink after this one, as it’s a all action all the time in a complicated, choreographed sequence of events that you should be laughing at. There are parts that are […]